NW Coastal Wetlands Won’t Survive High Sea Level Rise

This article describes the dire future for Northwest wetlands. New research from the U.S. Geological Survey gives the first ever insight to how specific bays, marshes and harbors will fare.

Nearly all coastal wetlands in Oregon, Washington, and California will be swamped at the highest predicted sea level change.

Sea level rise is a byproduct of climate change. It happens as the world’s oceans warm and physically expand.  Melting glaciers and ice sheets are also contributing.

 

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